Cultural Challenge 7
Build an interior life of prayer.
Making time for interior prayer is easier when you experience that work is made fruitful to the degree of the interior life of prayer.
Presentation – Action is made fruitful by the interior life
: Primacy of Prayer | Beshar Bahjat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ji0IyOsYmbY
Beshar Bahjat, software developer and student of the interior life, will share some surprising examples of the relationship between prayer and good works. Understand the primacy of prayer.
Book Resource: According to Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Baptiste Chautard: “Not until we form Christ in ourselves can we find the means to give Him to others- to families, to communities. Those of us who take part in the Apostolate must develop a solid piety, a life of prayer. Everything else without exception will flow from that.”
Action is made fruitful by the interior life. “Make no mistake, there is a sort of instinct by which souls, without clearly defining what it is they sense, are aware of the radiation of the supernatural (in another).” p121
Book Resource: “The Amazing Secret of the SOULS IN PURGATORY an interview with Maria Simma by Sister Emmanuel of Medjugorje.” Queenship Publishing Company.
Used: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults an=Sister+Emmanuel&sts=t&tn=The+Amazing+Secret+of+the+SOULS+IN+PURGATORY
Internet Prayer Resource: Rosary- http://www.catholic.org/prayers/mystery.php; Rosary Book
Resource: The Weapon of Medjugorje (now with Church Imprimatur- www.totallyyourspilgrimages.com/)
Prayer for Divine Mercy- http://www.thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/praythechaplet.php;
Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to the method of St. Louis de Montfort-
; Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion- http://www.prayerbook.com/Devotions/Sacred%20Heart/twelve.htm; prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – http://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=2222;
Adoration – Efficacious grace may be experienced in the presence of the Eucharist
Why the Eucharist?
“The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?”53Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you…For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink…As a result of this, many [of] his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” USCCB: John 6: 52-53; 55; 66-69
“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.” The Lord’s Supper. USCCB: Matthew 26: 26-28
Optional Eucharistic Miracles Videos:
The Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires – YouTube
A Eucharistic Miracle- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6SH93arrIE&feature=related
Science tests faith- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9oEJe-d9vw